Teaching and Learning Committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee of Academic Board is a key governance committee which oversees and reports to the Academic Board regarding teaching and learning at the University.

The functions of the Teaching and Learning Committee include:

  • to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Academic Board that processes and structures are established and responsibilities are assigned that collectively:
    • achieve effective academic oversight of the quality of teaching and learning
    • set and monitor institutional benchmarks for academic quality and outcomes
    • establish and maintain academic leadership at an institutional level, consistent with the types and levels of higher education offered, and
    • provide competent advice to the corporate governing body and management on academic matters, including advice on academic outcomes, policies and practices.
  • to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Academic Board that academic oversight assures the quality of teaching and learning effectively, including by:
    • developing, monitoring and reviewing academic policies and their effectiveness
    • confirming that delegations of academic authority are implemented
    • critically scrutinising, approving and accrediting or advising on approving and accrediting, courses of study and their associated qualifications
    • maintaining oversight of academic and research integrity, including monitoring of potential risks
    • monitoring and initiating action to improve performance against institutional benchmarks for academic quality and outcomes
    • critically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of educational innovations or proposals for innovations
    • evaluating the effectiveness of institutional monitoring, review and improvement of academic activities, and
    • monitoring and reporting to the corporate governing body on the quality of teaching and learning.
  • to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Academic Board that Students have opportunities to participate in Academic Governance.
  • to consider new University rules and policies that are developed in relation to teaching and learning, and any replacement or major changes to them. If the rule or policy is considered to be in order then the Teaching and Learning Committee will recommend it to the Academic Board for endorsement.

The Teaching and Learning Committee may exercise such other authority as may be delegated to the Teaching and Learning Committee in a University Rule.

The Terms of Reference of the committee provide further information regarding membership, functions and focus.

Member

Name

Process

Timeframe

Chair (Faculty Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning)

Professor Anne-Marie Morgan

Appointed by Chair Academic Board

until November 2020

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)

Professor Jonathan Powles

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of Teaching and Learning Support

to be confirmed

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of Academic Quality (or nominee)

Dr Paul Corcoran

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of Student Success (or nominee)

Mrs Barb Shaw

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

University Librarian (or nominee)

Mrs Blanca Pizzani

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of the SABL Faculty Education Committee

Professor Darren Ryder

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of the HASSE Faculty Education Committee

Professor Anne-Marie Morgan

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of the Medicine & Health Faculty Education Committee

Professor Jane Conway

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of Academic Board (or nominee)

Professor Mark Perry

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Deputy Chair of Academic Board (non-Research Committee member)

Associate Professor Robyn Bartel

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Senior ≥Level C academic staff member SABL Faculty

Associate Professor Josie Fisher

Appointed by SABL Faculty Dean (or nominee)

until July 2020

Senior ≥Level C academic staff member HASSE Faculty

Dr Brenda Wolodko

Appointed by HASSE Faculty Dean (or nominee)

until July 2020

Senior ≥Level C academic staff member Medicine & Health Faculty

Dr Bruce Stevenson

Appointed by Medicine/Health Faculty Dean (or nominee)

until July 2020

Junior Level A/B academic staff member SABL Faculty

Dr Kip Werren

Appointed by Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

until August 2020

Junior Level A/B academic staff member HASSE Faculty

Dr Angel Mok

Appointed by Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

until August 2020

Junior Level A/B academic staff member Medicine & Health Faculty

Ms Nikki Rochford

Appointed by Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

until July 2020

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Academic staff member

Mr Darin Gorry

Appointed by Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee after call for EOI

until November 2020

Undergraduate student

to be confirmed

Appointed by Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee after consultation with relevant student rep bodies

2 year term

Postgraduate coursework student

to be confirmed

Appointed by Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee after consultation with relevant student rep bodies

2 year term

Meeting Dates

2019

  1. Monday, 11 February 2019 (Room 205, Education Building)
  2. Monday, 4 March 2019
  3. Monday, 1 April 2019
  4. Monday, 6 May 2019
  5. Monday, 1 July 2019
  6. Monday, 5 August 2019
  7. Monday, 2 September 2019
  8. Monday, 4 November 2019

Teaching and Learning Committee meetings are held in Room 224, Education Building (E07) from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, unless otherwise advised.